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. larry cohen president communications workers of america. glad to have you with us tonight. this effects every worker in this country. i hope the politicians are paying attention to to it. that's "the ed show." "politicsnation" starts right now. good evening, rev. >> good evening, ed. and thanks to you for tuning in. i'm live tonight from dallas. >>> tonight's lead, sarah palin and the extreme takeover of the gop. just days after another election day rejection of the tea party candidates, look who's back. sarah palin. the queen of the tea party was out in iowa this weekend where she compared the federal debt to slavery. insisting the comparison isn't racist. >> our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children and borrowing from china. when that note comes due -- and this isn't racist. try it and try it. when that note comes due, it's like slavery. we are going to be beholden to a foreign master. >> our federal debt is like slavery? slavery was horrific, vile, a vile practice that was explicitly based on race. so it's hard to avoid sounding racist when you make com
's history of obstruction. for a hundred years conservatives used a procedure called the filibuster to block civil rights legislation and for the last five years conservatives have used it to filibuster the first black president of the united states. and tried to deny and destroy this president's agenda. but now that republican strategy is in shambles. this afternoon democrats took the bold step of changing senate rules scaling back the filibuster that republicans have unfairly used to block the president's nominees. majority rule will be the rule of the senate for virtually all the president's nominees. it's a move to undo five years of gop delay and obstruction. a huge moment for the president and his agenda. >> the vote today, i think, is an indication that a majority of senators believe as i believe that enough is enough. the american people's business is far too important to keep falling prey day after day to washington politics. and if there are differences in the senate, then debate should be had had, people should vote their conscience, they should vote on behalf of their constituent
today can tell us who failed to do their job. and as a result, the american people lost a month of any effective, real ability to sign up. >> they opposed the law. but wish it was working better? that's what these republicans expect us to believe? the democrats in that hearing didn't buy it. >> nobody in this room, nobody in this country believes that republicans want to fix the website. >> that this has been turned into more of a game. >> i believe in fairness. and the american people do not want to see a kangaroo court here. >> the american people don't want to see a kangaroo court. or the republicans' crocodile tears. they just want health care, and they're getting it. they have cheaper prescriptions and free preventative care for millions of people, and now millions are now able to get insurance. >> reporter: she says insurance has never been affordable or easy. under the affordable care act she is now guaranteed coverage and is saving $7,000 a year. >> getting affordable health insurance was important. >> you have to pay at least $50 a month or something, but i qualify for complet
congressman bruce braley, good to have you with us tonight. thank you. that's "the ed show." "politicsnation" with reverend al sharpton starts right now. good evening, rev. >> good evening, ed. and thanks to you for tuning in. >>> tonight's lead, setting the record straight. president obama spoke directly to the american people today vowing his health care law will work. he also took responsibility for the problems. >> i think it's legitimate for them to expect me to have to win back some credibility on this health care law in particular and on a whole range of these issues in general. and that's on me. i mean, we fumbled the rollout on this health care law. >> that's a candid, honest assessment. the president owning up to it. the also announced a change saying insurance companies can renew canceled plans for another year. but he drew the line at those who are just rooting for the law to fail. >> i will not accept proposals that are just another brazen attempt to undermine or repeal the overall law and drag us back into a broken system. when i see sometimes folks up on capi
's scary. it is. having three kids and five of us in the house, neither one of us with jobs because he just got laid off. so it's scary. >> this is the worst time of the year right now. with the holidays coming. you got kids to think about. you got families. i was a nurse for 35 years. i've given everything and now i get nothing back. >> real people having a hard time feeding their families. right before the holidays. and the gop answer is to try and cut $40 billion more from the food stamp program. and to be against the democratic plan to raise the minimum wage. to put that in perspective, speaker john boehner's annual salary is over $200,000. compare that to the median salary in america. under $28,000. the speaker makes that in about a month and a half. and look at this. based on next year's calendar in congress, speaker boehner will make about $250 per hour. but he's against a plan to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour? it's just awful. joining me now are maria teresa kumar and jared bernstein. thanks for coming on the show. >> thank you. >> jared, how can republicans justify hurt
or repeal the overall law and drag us back into a broken system. when i see sometimes folks up on capitol hill and republicans in particular who have been suggesting repeal, repeal, let's get rid of this thing. i keep on asking, what is it that you want to do? are you suggesting that the status quo is working? because it wasn't. and everybody knows it. it wasn't working in the individual market. and it certainly wasn't working for the 41 million people who didn't have health insurance. >> at the exact same time president obama talked about ways to improve the law, speaker boehner went on the house floor to complain about it. and minutes before he went before the cameras to say this. >> the only way to fully protect the american people is to scrap this law once and for all. there is no way to fix this. >> there's that positive attitude from the speaker. their old refrain get rid of the law. and it was the same story last night from senator shutdown. >> we need to repeal it altogether because it's not working. and in the coming weeks i intend to provide a plan to repeal obama care altogethe
has agreed -- inspectors will do the monitoring. in return, the u.s. has agreed to provide iran with relief from sanctions. it could be a first true step towards disarming iran. an advance the president said was made through diplomacy, not tough talk. >> we cannot close the door or diplomacy. we cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world's problems. we cannot commit ourselves to endless conflict. and tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it's not the right thing for our security. it is not the right thing for our security. >> there's no doubt this is a complicated issue. some members of both parties have voiced concern. but this deal with iran gets to the heart of what type of leader we have in president obama. he won the nobel peace prize because of this push for a world without nuclear weapons. he's a commander and chief who inherited two wars. he's seen the cost of those wars. and now he's ending them. this landmark deal with iran is about peace in the middle east and peace around the world eventually. american blood shed ending as well in t
's not like care is faster here. the u.s. is second only to canada in the number of adults who report difficulty in getting a next-day appointment when they're sick. but he says it's a fine system we have. >> apparently it works well for rich people and it has worked well for insurance company shareholders. and it doesn't work as well for other people. and people find when they need it that their insurance plan is not as good as they thought. and you know, it's so brazen for these republicans to suddenly care about people and people's health care plans when they didn't care about the 40 million that didn't have insurance. that could have medicaid. except they live in states with republican governors. they only care about this relatively tiny subset of people. we don't even know if a lot of these scare stories are actually people who can't get through -- don't know what they're eligible for, have been misled by insurance companies. there will be people that are unhappy. a few will pay more. there are a handful of them compared to those helps. >> you know the gop is using the rollout pr
good at this point. congressman, good to have you with us tonight. have a great thanksgiving. appreciate your time. "politicsnation" with reverend al sharpton begins right now. good evening, rev. >> good evening, ed. and thanks to you for tuning in. >>> tonight's lead, toward a more perfect union. the great fight of our time is the fight for fairness in this country. we see that on issue after issue. health care, of course, and voting rights. but no issue is more central to who we are as a people than the issue of income equality. over the last 30 years, the income for the top 1% has grown 275%, but the poorest in this country, they barely made any gains at all. nothing about that graphic is fair. nothing. and today pope francis made a powerful statement asking politicians around the world to turn their backs on policies that contribute to this great divide. he slammed the idolatry of money. asking how can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points? wow. he went on to say, just as th
this -- >> there are moments in a presidency where everything is different afterward. and i believe this is that moment. for us it was hurricane katrina. >> they're comparing an american disaster to obama care. a disaster that took over 1900 lives, and displaced more than 400,000, to a law designed to literally save lives. yes, there are problems. and the president is working to fix them. but this law is already helping people. 396,000 new medicaid enrollees. more than 6 million seniors have been saved. 7 billion dollars on prescription drugs. and 71 million have gotten free, preventive care. so, no, dick cheney, no, to mitt romney, and no to the bushies, and no republicans trying to compare this to katrina is wrong. but you're doing a heck of a bad job trying to distort this issue. joining me now, congresswoman karen bass and msnbc's melissa harris-perry. thank you both for being here. >> absolutely. >> thanks for having us. >> congresswoman, comparing obama care to katrina? i mean, are they joking? >> well, you know, i just think it's really sad. i mean you mentioned just a second ago close to 1900 people di
years i've worked for that company. >> all right, tony rohr, thanks for joining us. a lot of people admire your tenacity to stick up for your workers. i'm ed schultz. politics nation with al sharpton starts right now. happy thanksgiving to you. >>> and happy thanksgiving to you. tonight's lead, a reality check for the right wing turkey. on this day, this day before thanksgiving, president obama gave america a clear choice. between those who want to help the less fortunate and those who want to make their lives worse. but he began the day with the annual tradition, the pardon of the white house turco. this year the lucky ones were popcorn and caramel. >> the competition was stiff, but we can officially declare that popcorn is the winner. proving -- there you go. proving that even a turkey with a funny name can find a place in politics. and now, before these turcos get away, with the power vested in me, i want to grant popcorn a full reprieve. come on. i want, popcorn, you have a full reprepare from cranberry sauce and stuffing. we wish you well, and we're going to give caramel a brea
loaves of bread. >> it helps a lot. like, tremendously. usually just about takes us through the month. >> we definitely need it. we definitely use it all. you know, we -- you know, we have to eat. we're not eating better. >> these are people from all walks of life. about 21 million children live in households that count on food stamps. 900,000 military veterans count on food stamps. that's a group republicans never tire of pretending they care about. >> can't we all come together in a bipartisan matter and say we support our veterans? >> they should be able to take action to support our veterans. >> protect and honor america's brave men and women in uniform. >> protect and honor the brave. republicans can start by not turning back their backs on veterans. and that's exactly what they're doing. where are they today? gone. instead of trying to fix the problem, house republicans who set the legislative calendar are taking a break. they'll be off all next week. while 47 million americans suffer, they'll be on vacation. they'll focus on slashing $40 billion more from food stamps when back
cruz just gave us the shutdown terry just talked about. >> could you imagine if ted cruz, ken cuccinelli, and the tea party actually ran the virginia government? >> now, let's not forget, cynthia, just last month cuccinelli shunned ted cruz at even a photograph in virginia. he avoided being photographed with the shutdown king. i mean, so even with cuccinelli realizing that cruz was taxic, he hangs out with the other guys that voted for the shutdown. what does this tell you of the overreach of the extreme right? >> he can't run away from this record. he has a long record of embracing the most extreme positions. so he might as well hang out with ted cruz. but the other thing the republican party is stuck with, reverend al, is its own base. there is a verse in the bible that talks about sewing the wind and reaping the whirlwind. and that is exactly what the republican party has done. it has spent decades pandering to extremists. people who hate the federal government, people who want to destroy the social safety net for the poor. people who are not comfortable with the diverse am
air force one, isn't it? i'll show you how to use that thing for hunting and fishing. i'll guarantee you that. >> i want to go for a ride with you, ed. >> thank you for join being us tonight. that's "the ed show." i'm ed schultz. politics nation with reverend al sharpton starts right now. >>> good evening, and thanks for tuning in. i'm live tonight from washington, d.c. tonight's lead, tea party rejection. for three year, speaker boehner has bowed down to tea party it extremists. the movement was fueled by a hateful har right ideology where they shut down the government and held the country hostage. but last night voters sent a clear signal. it's over. in virginia a bellwether for national politics, voters said no to the tea party, to the tea party candidate for governor they said no, ken cuccinelli. it was a close race with big parts of the state going for cuccinelli, but in the d.c. suburbs which makes up 18% of state's population, the democrat won by nearly 30%. the voters in those more moderate areas didn't want a governor obsessed with social issues. >> the ultimate
gave so many statements, they were able to use those statements unchallenged. did not have to be subject to a cross examination. he never had a take the witness stand. he did that with the 911 call. someone who knows how to control, by the way, their anger and emotions, they don't get into situations like this. but this is a person that does not know how to do that. >> talking about his emotions, ken, the state attorney revealed that allegedly zimmerman recently mentioned suicide. after the hearing, his attorneys said they disagreed. listen to this. >> she had indicated that they had been discussing breaking up. he also has mentioned suicide in the recent past. >> my impression again after speaking to mr. zimmerman, he didn't appear to be a danger to himself or anybody else. he's very clear. he's very coherent. >> so, ken, what does the fact that now we have a choking allegation, now the mention of suicide, what does this do to the future proceedings that apparently may come out of this arrest and this case? >> well, the future proceedings are very serious for this grandma
't, and it's politics. and, you know, he want to take us back to, you know, our colleague, david axelrod. last week he made a really poignant point about his daughter who is a special needs child. and the experience that his family went on early on through her life. and if you think about it and you think about that 4.6 million you talked about. for many people, that is life and death. their governors are making life and death decisions that they don't deserve an opportunity to have a better life. and with better health comes the ability to contribute to society. yes, they're denying them health care, but they're denying them life in many ways. >> republicans went crazy, i mean crazy, because some insurance policies were canceled. but here's what they're saying now that the president proposed a fix. take a listen, again, to michelle bachman. >> it's unconstitutional. it's legislating from the oval office, and it has to stop. that's one thing i was talking to colleagues last week the potential of members of congress filing a lawsuit against president obama based upon the power of separati
-year-old man. >> yeah. >> most of us are in bad health. i know personally i'm wore out. everything on me hurts. the only parts on me that don't hurts are the ones they've cut off. >> all right. >> i don't know what they're going to do. >> we will follow the story. ohio is a place "the ed show" has to go. that's "the ed show." "politicsnation" with reverend al sharpton starts right now. good evening, rev. >> good evening, ed. and thanks to you for tuning in. >>> i'm live tonight in miami. tonight's lead, americans want a fair shake. republicans want a december break. today it's clear american voters of every stripe, want action on inequality. look at this poll. 91% of democrats support raising the minimum wage. 76% of independents support it. and here comes the big one. 58% of republicans support it. yes, a big majority of americans including republican voters want it. this comes a week after new jersey residents voted to raise minimum wage. in washington state, a $15 per hour minimum wage appears to be on the verge of passing. president obama wants it and so do senate democrats. th
to scale back senate rules that republicans have used to block the president's nominees. and would you believe it, the gop, the same obstructionist party that ended political civility in this country is now whining. >> i mean, now we've got a big bully, harry reid says he's going to break the rules and make new rules. basically he's become the dictator of the senate. >> senate paul doesn't like bullies. this is a man who called president obama un-american. and who compared the president's rise to that of hitler. but his feelings are hurt. and so are senator mcconnell's. >> if you want to play games, set yet another precedent that you'll no doubt come to regret, say to my friends on the other side of the aisle, you'll regret this and you may regret it a lot sooner than you think. >> democrats will regret this? this from the man who proudly declared that he wanted to make president obama a one-term president? and how about this? >> this action today creates a perpetual opportunity for the tyranny of the majority because it permits a majority in this body to do whatever it wants to do any
as they have to selling junk insurance to us which, of course, has been a big discussion the last several weeks. senator bernie sanders, great to have you with us on "the ed show." thanks so much. i'm ed shultz. "politicsnation" with reverend al sharpton starts right now. >>> welcome to "politicsnation." election night 2013. i'm al sharpton, and for the next hour we'll be covering this big night in american politics. across the country tonight, voters are going to the polls as they have been doing all day. more than 300 mayoral elections races are at stake. and more than 200 legislative offices. and there are several big state referendums as well. but the biggest matchups are the governors races in virginia and new jersey. in virginia democrat terry mcauliffe leads in the polls against republican ken cuccinelli. in new jersey, gop governor chris christie is hoping for a big win by avoiding the tea party. even embracing president obama and working with a democrat. here in new york city, bill de blasio is thought to be the most progressive in decades. but the main event will be in the key bellwet
on the show. >> thanks for having us, rev. >> krystal, let me start with you. 32 republicans today voted for discrimination against gays. if that were not enough, they're still going after women's rights. why haven't they learned anything, krystal? >> well, i think the problem is they sort of set this train in motion and now they're not able to get off of it. i mean, they've been feeding their base this far right rhetoric saying the world is going to end if we allow women to make their own decisions, if we allow gay people the same basic rights that everyone else expects and is granted in this country. so when you've allowed that rhetoric to take hold in your base, you can't all of a sudden then turn around and say we've had a change of heart. actually those things we said before, just ignore that because now we want to go in this direction. lindsey graham is a prime example here. he's facing a potentially tough challenge in a primary in a conservative state. he's been a republican that on some issues has been willing to, you know, talk to the president and be in the same room as the pre
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